21 Former Tigers on NFL Rosters


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CLEMSON, SC - Clemson has 21 former players on NFL rosters as of Labor Day (Sept. 5). The list includes six members of the 2010 Clemson team who will be rookies this year.


The first-year NFL players from Clemson include Da'Quan Bowers with Tampa Bay, Marcus GilchristMarcus Gilchrist
Defensive Back
#12 5-11, 190
High Point, NC

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with San Diego, Chris HairstonChris Hairston
Offensive Line
#61 6-7, 325
Winston-Salem, NC

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with Buffalo, Jamie HarperJamie Harper
Running Back
#8 6-0, 235
Jacksonville, FL

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with Tennessee, Byron MaxwellByron Maxwell
Defensive Back
#36 6-1, 205
North Charleston, SC

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with Seattle and Jarvis JenkinsJarvis Jenkins
Sr. Defensive Tackle
#99 6-4, 315
Clemson, SC

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with Washington. Jenkins suffered a torn ACL in a preseason game and is out for the year.


The veteran of the group is Brian Dawkins, a senior at Clemson in 1995 who is playing in his 17th year. Trevor Pryce, who has been in the NFL since 1997, is a free agent and has not signed with a team yet.


A total of 11 players from the 2009 Clemson team that won the Atlantic Division of the ACC are on NFL rosters.


Clemson Players in the NFL
(as of September 5, 2011)
Number	Name	Position	Team
91	Da'Quan Bowers		DE	Tampa Bay Buccaneers
	Crezdon ButlerCrezdon Butler
 Defensive Back
# 6-0, 180
Asheville, NC
View Full Profile		CB	Arizona Cardinals
30	Chris Clemons		S	Miami Dolphins
53	Kavell ConnerKavell Conner
 Running Back
# 6-1, 200
Midlothian, VA
View Full Profile		LB	Indianapolis Colts
20	Brian Dawkins		S	Denver Broncos
98	Nick Eason		DT	Arizona Cardinals
12	Jacoby FordJacoby Ford
 Wide Receiver
#6 5-9, 175
Royal Palm Beach, FL
View Full Profile		WR	Oakland Raiders
38	Marcus Gilchrist	CB	San Diego Chargers
19	# Tyler GrishamTyler Grisham
 Wide Receiver
# 5-11, 185
Birmingham, AL
View Full Profile		WR	Pittsburgh Steelers
75	Chris Hairston		OT	Buffalo Bills
23	Jamie Harper		RB	Tennessee Titans
56	LeRoy Hill		LB	Seattle Seahawks
99	& Jarvis Jenkins	DT	Washington Redskins
41	Byron Maxwell		DB	Seattle Seahawks
97	Philip Merling		DE	Miami Dolphins
81	Michael PalmerMichael Palmer
 Tight End
# 6-4, 228
Lilburn, GA
View Full Profile		TE	Atlanta Falcons
67	Barry Richardson	OT	Kansas City Chiefs
97	Dorell Scott		DT	St. Louis Rams
28	C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
Pro Running Back
#28 5-11, 195
Lake Butler, FL
View Full Profile		RB	Buffalo Bills
17	Chansi StuckeyChansi Stuckey
 Wide Receiver
# 6-0, 200
Warner Robins, GA
View Full Profile		WR	Arizona Cardinals
6	Charlie Whitehurst	QB	Seattle Seahawks
# - practice squad; & - injured reserve

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